Web-Based Scholarly Multimedia
As web-based communication systems become ubiquitous, there is a growing need for students both to understand how these systems function and to use them in their own communication with sophistication. This course will teach students how to gauge the effectiveness of the user experience of web-based projects; to analyze, assess and interpret the design choices of a given web-based project; and to craft effective, sophisticated scholarly projects for the web.
IML 400 centers on the emergence of new forms of research and scholarship enabled by web-based technologies, exposing students to cutting-edge projects in the digital humanities and sciences. The course brings together the theory and practice related to the analysis and creation of scholarly web-based media projects and research. Students will investigate the impact of web-based and computational technologies on research methodologies while also gaining the knowledge and skills needed to create interactive web sites with attention to user interface, navigation, the relationship between form and content and overall design.
IML 400 counts toward both the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program and the Digital Studies Minor for those students who choose to continue their work in multimedia literacy and authorship. Contact Sonia Seetharaman at 213.743.2198 for more information.